2 Weather Alerts Issued For Baltimore County
BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — Flash flooding is possible on Monday afternoon in the Baltimore-Washington area, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for the region. It also issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area, including Baltimore County.
The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect from 1:45 to 10 p.m. on Monday for Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's and Washington counties as well as Baltimore City.
Multiple rounds of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms could create flooding, particularly because the area has experienced heavy rain in recent weeks.
Rain may fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches an hour on Monday, with locally higher amounts in some spots, according to forecasters. Excessive runoff could lead to flash flooding, officials said. Rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying areas will be most vulnerable.
The flash flood watch is in effect from 4 p.m. on Monday until midnight:
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Carroll County
- Harford County
- Howard County
- Montgomery County
- Prince George's County
Also included in the flood watch are Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
After last week's powerful storms knocked out power for tens of thousands of people in Baltimore County, BGE reported on Sunday that utilities had been restored to 99 percent of the county's customers.
Monday: Scattered showers, then showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. High near 89. South wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday night: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Low around 70. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 88 and low around 70. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91 and low of 74. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Thursday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunny, with a high near 92 and low around 69 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90 and low around 70.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92 and low around 70.
Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.